House Democrats express frustration over Biden’s reversal on COVID-19 emergency measure

House Democrats are ringing the bell against the White House after President Biden indicated he would sign legislation to lift the national emergency declaration surrounding COVID-19 – a move that came less than two months after Democrats objected en masse to the same extent at the request of the administration.

Nearly 200 House Democrats had voted on Feb. 1 against the Republican proposal to immediately repeal the emergency designation, after the White House warned it would “create large-scale chaos and uncertainty across the health system”. Administration officials said they needed a longer liquidation window and would unilaterally remove the designation on May 11. It passed the House 229-197 with 11 Democrats voting in favour.

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